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Moving Day by markhosmer Moving Day by markhosmer
This is an imaginary scene depicting a house where my Aunt Gem and her family never lived when I was very young. Allow me to clarify:
Aunt Gem really lived in Westminster when I was little. But I had vague memories of her living in a big old house off of Beach Blvd in Huntington Beach. Back then, it was mostly open farmland and weedy, marshy country. I somehow suspected that this memory was way out in left field, and was always afraid to verify it with Dad or Mom, lest I be proven wrong.
One day maybe thirty years ago I finally asked, and learned what I had feared: she had never lived in such a place. I now suspect that I had dreamt the whole thing and remembered it as reality. The image remained with me, and I decided to paint a portrait of the place. It should have been a day scene, with slanting afternoon sun and a white clapboard house on a knoll against a blue coastal sky. Kind of Andrew-Wyeth-y. But I was firmly entrenched in my night-painting genre and decided to stick with that.

The family has left, moved away to their stucco tract home a few miles inland. They left the key on the windowsill inside, forgot to turn off the porch light and shut the door. When you leave such a place, you do so hurriedly and you don't look back...your heart would make you turn around.
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
very nice
DBlundo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
wonderful lights...
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